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This Drone Could Rid The World Of Landmines

The Huffington Post | Nick Palladino | Posted 08.08.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


The Heart Of A Surgeon

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 06.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
SreyRam Kuy, MD

The Heart of a Surgeon Dr. SreyRam Kuy was recently interview by Sally Croom, Louisiana State University Health Shreveport. This interview was or...

These Rats Are Heroes: for More Than One Reason!

Daniela Quaglia | Posted 06.03.2016 | Science
Daniela Quaglia

I cannot hide my passion for rodents. I find that they make lovable pets, at the same time smart and affectionate. My gerbils travelled the world with...

Deadly Landmines Bring Terror To Millions In Myanmar

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.16.2016 | Home

SINGAPORE -- It had felt like a hallelujah moment: a long-awaited open door after decades of futile knocking. “We’d been waiting for it. I know ev...

Mission Close To Princess Diana's Heart Completed 18 Years After Her Death

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.18.2015 | Impact

It’s been nearly two decades since Princess Diana died, but her legacy continues to protect vulnerable people in need. Mozambique, a country that wa...

Dozens Of Kenyan Police Officers Die In Al Shabaab Attacks

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2016 | Home

NAIROBI, May 26 (Reuters) - Al Shabaab gunmen killed around 25 Kenyan police on Monday, ambushing some officers in a village in the east of the coun...

An Incredible Photo Series Captures The Cambodians Who Remove Unexploded Bombs

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.26.2015 | Home

A small group of Cambodians -- some of whom only recently learned to swim -- is doing zero-visibility dives to rid the country's waters of bombs. Phot...

Hoshiyar Ali, Who Has Lost Both His Legs, Is Still Defusing Mines In Northern Iraq

Hans-Joachim Löwer | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact
Hans-Joachim Löwer

"As long as I still have my hands, I will not stop this work," he says, "not even for a moment."

Colombia: ICC Preliminary Examination Report and Peace Negotiations

Mariana Rodriguez Pareja | Posted 04.13.2015 | Home
Mariana Rodriguez Pareja

In December 2014, the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) published its annual Report on Preliminary Examination Activities. This report includes information on Colombia and Honduras, among others

Our Souls Turned Into Weapons

Robert Koehler | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

"During basic training, we are weaponized: our souls turned into weapons." Jacob George's suicide last month -- a few days after President Obama anno...

Climate Change: Expect the Unexpected

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 08.13.2014 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

In the past few weeks, three different events/situations have kept me wondering about how climate change is impacting our lives in ways we cannot even imagine.

Honeybees Protecting Humanity

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Quite simply, humans cannot live without honeybees, yet these remarkably complex creatures can easily exist without our species. Currently, honeybees are dying by the tens of billions around the globe.

Taking Action to Ban Nuclear Weapons

Jody Williams | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Jody Williams

With decades of research behind us, we now know that there are long-term environmental, developmental and health consequences to nuclear weapons as well.

Mother & Child Plant PEACE in the Holy Land

Roots of Peace | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Roots of Peace

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgDaniel Yuval, age 11, took a trip to Northern Israel to enjoy the rare sight of snow in Israel. Little did they know that a trip of joy would turn into a nightmare.

Footsteps of a Mother -- One Woman's Journey to Bring Peace to the Holy Land

Roots of Peace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Roots of Peace

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgI'm often asked what drives my work in the Middle East. I do it because I am a mother.

Raising Hope for Syrian Refugees in Jordan Through the World's Most Popular Sport

Merissa Khurma | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Merissa Khurma

Football (soccer); the world's most popular sport has found its way to the world's second largest refugee camp in Za'atari; providing at risk young Syrians with an enjoyable outlet and helping them cope with the hardship of displacement and the psychological trauma of conflict.

Remove a Mine, Change a Life -- Thu's Story

Roots of Peace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Roots of Peace

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg In the case of Thu, who lost both of his hands when his rake struck a bomb left over from the Vietnam War, just the act of moving his plow back and forth takes skill and concentration.

The War Against Landmines Goes On

Apopo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg APOPO uses existing demining technology as well as its innovative Mine Detection Rats (MDRs) to fulfill its mission of a mine free world.

What Does 83 Mean to You?

Roots of Peace | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Roots of Peace

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg We're turning mines to vines that truly build roots of peace by making farmland usable again.

Number One... With a Bullet

Turk Pipkin | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Turk Pipkin

While we debate our nation's role as the enforcers of the proper morality of war and weapons of mass destruction, it might serve us to remember that our commitments - and lack of commitments - to global peace greatly help shape our image and standing in the world.

Media Move On -- But Mali's Misery Remains

David Tereshchuk | Posted 09.09.2013 | Media
David Tereshchuk

The emergency that recently drew the world's eyes to Mali, that largely arid and desperately poor country stretching from the Sahara Desert southward to the Niger River, has now left its prime position in the West's news media, but enormous humanitarian challenges remain.

'Lend Your Leg' To Push For Landmine Ban

Posted 04.04.2013 | Impact

By Windy Borman, TakePart What do United States students holding painted prostheses, a flash mob in Germany, an 11K race in Colombia, a concert i...

The Killing Fields of Today: Cambodia's Landmine Problem Rages On

Michaela Haas | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Michaela Haas

On April 4, 2013, the world will mark the 8th annual United Nations International Day of Mine Awareness, a global observance designed to grow the movement to ban anti-personnel landmines, promote disarmament and clearance, and provide victim services.

Landmine Activist Raises Awareness For Injured Elephants Through Film

TakePart | Posted 02.08.2013 | Impact

Every year, between 4,000 to 5,000 people are killed or maimed by landmines. Approximately, 72 percent of the casualties are civilians, and 30 to 40 p...

The Dog That Stood in a Landmine Field, and the Cow With the Saddest Eyes

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 12.19.2012 | Green
Rym Tina Ghazal

Not long ago, there were people who feared the camera, believing it to be 'a tool of the devil.' They feared this 'evil instrument' that captures and ...